SI caught trafficking heroin
Three suspects including a Sub Inspector attached to the Police Field
Force headquarters were arrested by the Wattegama Police while they were
peddling heroin in Madawala, Wattegama on Monday afternoon.
Police said officers in mufti arrested the suspect Sub Inspector
riding a motor cycle as he was trying to sell a packet of heroin to a
police decoy. Two other suspects were arrested along with five packets
Food drive campaign in Kalutara
Under the program of Api Wawamu Rata Nagamu a home garden will be set
up in every house in Kalutara district to support the food drive
campaign of the Government. It is planned to set up twenty five thousand
home gardens, with a minimum of fifty gardens in each Grama Seva
The Agricultural Officers will supervise the home garden projects and
encourage the farmers to utilize compost fertilizer.
Probe into UC member's death
Police are probing into a mysterious death of an Urban Council member
following a heated argument with a Police Constable in Maharagama on
Ranasinghe A. Sunil, a member of the Maharagama Urban Council had met
with an accident at Moraketiya junction around 1.30pm. while driving a
van. Thereafter he has had an argument with the driver of the three
wheeler involved and a passenger in the trishaw, Police spokesman SSP
Ranjith Gunasekera said.
The trishaw passenger was a Police Constable who had been on leave
that day. Sunil and the PC have lodged a complaint regarding the
incident in Maharagama and Kottawa police stations respectively.
After lodging a complaint, Sunil had gone to the PC's residence with
a mob and a heated argument had taken place between them. The PC with a
group of people had chased Sunil and his accomplices away.
SSP Gunasekera said that while Sunil was running he had fallen and
died. "It was not confirmed whether it was a natural death or a
homicide. Sunil had been a heart patient", he added.
Pichchamal pooja on July 25
The annual Pichcha Mal Pooja ( the offering of jasmine flowers)will
be held for the 20th time organized by the Shanti Padanama at the Sri
Maha Bodhi Shrine on July 25.
The Government is fully sponsoring the event since 2006. This is the
20th occasion and more than 1.5 million devotees will participate this
Ven Kotapola Amarakitti Thera told at a press conference at the
Presidential Secretariat. He also said “Changing the attitudes of the
people and making a peaceful country is the main purpose of organizing
this kind of pooja. Jasmine is considered as the flower rich with purity
from the past. Basically there should be spiritual progress in the minds
of the people to make a better Sri Lanka.
A recorded public talk on “Understanding meditation requires order”
delivered by the late Indian sage J. Krishnamurti will be replayed at
Anula Nursery School hall, 310 High Level Road, Colombo 6 on Sunday,
July 26 at 9.45 a.m.
The Annual Maha Perahera of the Maturata Banagetenna - Sasuna
Senasuna will be held on July 22. Randoli Maha Perahera from July 23 to
July 24. Final Maha Perahera (day) will be held on July 25.
The Sri Lanka Institute of Printing under the Ministry of Mass Media
and Information has organised a free workshop seminar in 3D Animation
and Non Linear Editing to be held on August 2 from 8.30 a.m. to 2.30
p.m. at Sri Lanka Institute of Printing, Government Printing Department,
No. 118, Dr. Danister de Silva Mawatha, Colombo 08. Contact the SLIOP
office on 2686162 or 2679791 to reserve a seat. Fax: 2686162, e-mail
[email protected], Web:www.sliop.com
The 46th Annual General Meeting of People’s Bank Officers’
Association will be held on July 25, Saturday from 9.30 onwards at the
“Anthurium” Hall of Galadari Hotel, Lotus Road, Colombo 01.
The annual Madhu Shrine festival will be held in August with the
Eucharistic procession and all the solemnities.
Pilgrims coming in their private vehicles should bring the
registration papers of the vehicles and their National Identity Cards
and could come through the Medawach-chiya check point.
Head of the Metabolism Section of the Nutrition Research Division of
the Department of Health, Canada, Dr. Nimal Ratnayaka will deliver a
lecture on ‘Oils and Fats and Your Health’ on July 28 at 5 p.m.
It will be held at the P. P. G. L. Siriwardena Auditorium, Institute
of Chemistry, 34/22, Kotte Road, Welikada, Rajagiriya.
The annual Susan George Pulimood Memorial Oration of Visakha
Vidyalaya will be held July 23 at 5.15 pm in the Jeremias Dias Hall of
The oration will be delivered by Dr. Ms. Ruchira Cumaranatunga,
Senior Professor of Fisheries and Biology, University of Ruhuna.
The Pathfinder Foundation (PF) will discuss the Draft National
Transport Policy of the Transport Ministry at the 16th Public Seminar (Sanvada)
to be held on July 23 from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm at Sri Lanka Foundation
Institute Hall No. 2, No. 100, Independence Square, Colombo 7.
The PF a non-partism, research and advocacy institute is organizing
this seminar in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Logistics
and Transport (CILT).
Two injured as students clash at Colombo campus
Two university students were injured and six others arrested
following a clash between members of the United Students’ Union and Podu
Sishya Sangamaya at the Colombo University yesterday morning.
A clash erupted between two groups of students over a dispute, the
arising from the staging of an Arts Festival in the Colombo University.
Two students were injured and admitted to the hospital, police spokesman
SSP Ranjith Gunasekera said. Police arrested six students.
“Two students of the United Students’ Union and four students of Podu
Sishya Sangamaya were taken into custody.
The clash also resulted extensive damage to university property.
The Cinnamon Garden Police is investigating.
[Corrections & Clarifications]
WHO Representative to Sri Lanka Dr. Firdosi Rustom Mehta has sent us
the following clarification with respect to our news item titled WHO
refutes London lies which appeared on Page 1 of the Daily News on July
“The article is misleading as far as the title is concerned.”
“WHO is not engaged in a mud-slinging match with London-based
newspapers. However, the figure attributed to IDP deaths in those papers
is incorrect as elaborately clarified by the Secretary of Health, and is
a distraction from the fact that IDPs’ health conditions are improving